Durrmu Arts, NT
Cooee Art, NSW
In this painting Regina has depicted a wupun (sun mat), traditionally woven with yerrgi (pandanus) and merrepen (sand palm) by the women of Peppimenarti for decorative use. The subject matter of Regina’s works is often based around the practice of weaving fibre art, and stems directly from her exceptional skills as a master weaver.
Regina Pilawuk Wilson was born in 1948 in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory. In 1973, together with her husband,Harold Wilson, she founded the Peppimenarti community as a permanent settlement. The location of the community is an important dreaming site situated amid wetlands and floodplains at the centre of the Daly River Aboriginal Reserve, 300 kilometres south-west of Darwin.
Regina won the General Painting category of the Telstra National Indigenous and Torres-Strait Islander Art Award in 2003. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, The British Museum and numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.Share